The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (JCC Fund) was established by the Childs Family in 1937, to honor the memory of Jane Coffin Childs. Inspired by the founding purpose to support research into the causes and treatment of cancer, the Fund’s mission has broadened to support fundamental scientific research that advances our understanding of the causes, treatments, and cures for human disease.

Jane Coffin Childs announces 2024 Jane Coffin Childs Fellows!

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1700 fellows have been funded since the JCC Fund's inception


Former fellows & scientific advisors include 23 Nobel laureates


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Realizing your potential workshop

The 2024 JCC Annual Symposium included a “Realizing Your Potential Workshop” led by Dr. Marquita Qualls of Entropia Consulting. Dr. Qualls made four main points that she wanted JCC Fellows to focus on to realize […]

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Featured Fellow

Mabel Tettey, Ph.D.

Mabel Tettey, Ph.D.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

In disease-causing organisms, hybridization allows for the transfer of traits such as virulence and drug resistance. Dr. Mabel Tettey will investigate how hybridization impacts African trypanosomiasis outbreaks caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei. Dr. Tettey will assess the degree of hybridization occurring in African trypanosome endemic areas, explore the impact of hybridization on virulence, and identify the key molecules involved in this process. She will conduct these experiments in Dr. Michael Grigg’s lab at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. These studies may enable the development of effective disease control strategies against African trypanosomes.

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